I expected the transition from school to career to be hard, but not THIS hard. The way things are going, I feel despaired and as if I've wasted about 4-5 years of my life studying what people here find as only a teaching or research subject. Though that may be true of a pure science, I think or I should say I hoped that it would make me more marketable across the scientific field to study a broad degree rather than specialise. But who was I kidding?
Don't think that I was lazy, I did my research on the degree and possible career options before I finalised my decision but, I wish I had been able to speak with career professionals in Barbados also at the time for further incite. The thing about Barbados is, they recognise that science could be important, but us science students still never see them care enough to implement any help for us. Development of the science industry here is slow, but I'm just seeing it as a student and I could be wrong. Alas, it's a sad reality after you have been the lucky few to make it to the end of your degree and in finishing, there is so little for you to do. But, that's the topic of another discussion.
At the end of the day, I (and any other recent graduates out there) have to remember, it's MY life and I have make the most of it. If you feel you need to rest, then do it. If you think you can push on to the next step without a break, then do it. Do what works for you. Once you are diligent, about things should work themselves out. Maybe in a totally different way from what you imagined, but you might still love it.
I think I have put in the work, and it may be time for me to worry less and rest a bit. Good luck to all of you recent graduands!